Links: | Fredericksburg.com |July 25 (Day 206, Man): On July 21, the cops in Culpeper, Virginia made national news for arresting a couple on horseback. The man and woman rode their horses to a 7-Eleven near the center of Culpeper about 10:30 PM EDT. The man was accused by locals of urinating against the wall of the store. The situation escalated, and the cops were called. The man and woman left on their horses, and the police gave chase in their patrol cars. The two were arrested on various charges, including public drunk and riding horses on a highway after dark without reflectors. The man, Eric Kyff , 39, was held in jail. The woman, Lauren Allen, 27, was charged and released, and the horses were turned over to Animal Control.
What appeared to be just more weird news changed considerably when the weather angels reported the incident on the national weather map the next day. Now, weather angels are famous for predicting and concurrent reporting, but not for reporting the next day. About 12 noon on July 22, the pictures of two horses began to appear on the satellite map. On one of the horses, a cowboy was clearly visible. One horse stretched from the Great Lakes to the southwestern US, and the other horse's head was over Virginia.
This is a variation of the theme of Nabal and Abigail (1 Sam 25:2-38). Nabal, a drunk, a scoundrel, and a fool, was the husband of Abigail, one of the most beautiful, intelligent, and doctrinal women in the Bible. When Nabal refused to pay David's security force, David gathered his army and vowed to kill every one who urinated against the wall (i. e. all males) belonging to Nabal (1 Sam 25:22). However, Abigail interceded and paid David and convinced him not to stoop to kill her worthless, fool of husband.
When Abigail returned home, her husband was having a feast and was skunk drunk; so she didn't tell him anything until the next morning when he sobered up. When she told him what she had done, Nabal had a heart attack that left him paralyzed - "his heart died within him and he became as a stone" (1 Sam 25:37). His body was stiff like a stone. About ten days later the LORD administered a fatal stroke (or heart attack), and he died the sin unto death (1 Sam 25:38). Eric Kyff of Culpeper was 39, for sin unto death.